Assam’s Badruddin Ajmal Is Nothing But “Mouthpiece For BJP”: Jairam Ramesh
In a sharp attack on AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal following his remarks about party leaders, Parliament on Wednesday called him “the BJP’s mouthpiece” and alleged that he had ” understanding” with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In a statement, parliamentary secretary general Jairam Ramesh said that Ajmal had made “completely unacceptable and completely bogus remarks” towards party leaders in Assam.
Jairam Ramesh also said that Ajmal “has nothing to do with UPA”.
Noting that Parliament and AIUDF had struggled together in previous parliamentary polls in Assam, Ramesh said the decision was “not easy” made in the belief that Mr Ajmal would be a consistent partner. and reliable.
Mr. Ramesh said: “Badruddin Ajmal, the MP made unacceptable and completely bogus remarks towards the leader of Parliament in Assam. These are blatant defamation.”
“It is true that the National Assembly and the AIUDF fought in the last parliamentary elections as a coalition. That decision was not an easy one for the National Assembly. But it was made with belief that Ajmal will be a consistent and reliable partner and one who will strengthen secular forces in the state and in the country,” he added.
The leader of the National Assembly alleged that after the election results, “it was clear that Mr Ajmal had reached an understanding with the Chief Minister of Assam”.
“The two have forged a relationship between them for the sole purpose of defaming and smearing Congress and its leadership.”
Mr Ajmal has alleged that Congress leaders have ties to Mr Sarma and that they received “packets”.
Jairam Ramesh said that Mr Sarma and Mr Ajmal “made this latest attack rocked by the extraordinary success of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra as well as that of Bharat Jodo Yatra-Assam”.
“Ajmal is just a mouthpiece of the BJP like some other parties like AIMIM. He has nothing to do with the UPA as he claims,” the National Assembly leader said.
(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)
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